1966 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

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Assembly Plant

Code Plant
F Dearborn, MI
R San Jose, CA
T Metuchen, NJ

Body Style

Code Body Style
07 Hardtop
08 Convertible
09 Fastback


Code Engine
A 289-4v
C 289-2v
K 289-4v Hi-Performance
T 200-1v

Body Code

Body Body Style Interior Seats Special
63A Fastback Standard Interior Bucket Seats
63B Fastback Luxury Interior Bucket Seats
65A Hardtop Standard Interior Bucket Seats
65B Hardtop Luxury Interior Bucket Seats
65C Hardtop Standard Interior Bench Seats
76A Convertible Standard Interior Bucket Seats
76B Convertible Luxury Interior Bucket Seats
76C Convertible Standard Interior Bench Seats

Paint Colors

Code Alternate Color
A 9A Raven Black
F 3F Light Blue
H 5H Sahara Beige
K 3K Night Mist Blue
M 5M Wimbledon White
P 4P Antique Bronze
Q 4Q Brittany Blue
R Dark Metallic Green
T 5T Candy Apple Red
U U9 Tahoe Turquoise
V Emberglo
X Vintage Burgundy
Y Silver Blue
Z Z9 Medium Sage Metallic
4 4F Silver Frost
5 5A Signal Flare Red
8 Springtime Yellow

Interior Trim

Code Interior
22 Blue
25 Dark Red
26 Black
27 Aqua
D2 Parchment with Blue
D3 Parchment with Burgundy
D4 Parchment with Emberglo
D6 Parchment with Black
D7 Parchment with Aqua
D8 Parchment with Ivy Gold
D9 Parchment with Palomino
62 Blue and White Luxury
64 Emberglo & Parchment Luxury
65 Red Luxury
66 Black Luxury
67 Aqua & white Luxury
68 Ivy Gold & white Luxury
F2 Parchment with Blue, Luxury
F3 Parchment with Burgundy, Luxury
F4 Parchment with Emberglo, Luxury
F6 Parchment with Black, Luxury
F7 Parchment with Aqua, Luxury
F8 Parchment with Ivy Gold, Luxury
F9 Parchment with Palomino, Luxury
32 Blue Bench
35 Red Bench
36 Black Bench
C2 Parchment with Blue, Bench
C3 Parchment with Burgundy, Bench
C4 Parchment with Emberglo, Bench
C6 Parchment with Black, Bench
C7 Parchment with Aqua, Bench
C8 Parchment with Ivy Gold, Bench
C9 Parchment with Palomino, Bench

Build Date

Date Code Production Month
H August 1965
J September 1965
K October 1965
L November 1965
M December 1965
A January 1966
B February 1966
C March 1966
D April 1966
E May 1966
F June 1966
G July 1966
V August 1966

DSO (District Sales Office)

Code District
11 Boston
12 Buffalo
13 New York
14 Pittsburgh
15 Newark
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
23 Philadelphia
24 Jacksonville
25 Richmond
26 Washington
31 Cincinnati
32 Cleveland
33 Detroit
34 Indianapolis
35 Lansing
36 Louisville
41 Chicago
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
44 Twin Cities
45 Davenport
51 Denver
52 Des Moines
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
61 Dallas
62 Houston
63 Memphis
64 New Orleans
65 Oklahoma City
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
81 Ford of Canada
83 Government
84 Home Office Reserve
85 American Red Cross
89 Transportation Services
90 Export
91 Export
92 Export
93 Export
94 Export
95 Export
96 Export
97 Export
98 Export
99 Export


Code Axle
1 3.00
2 2.83
3 3.20
4 3.25
5 3.50
6 2.80
8 3.89
A 3.00L
C 3.20L
D 3.25L
E 3.50L
F 2.80L
H 3.89L
L 2.83L


Code Transmission
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual
6 C-4 Automatic

6 thoughts on “1966 Mustang VIN and Data Plate Decoder Sheet

  1. Drew’s Private Airbrush Club has a 1966 Mustang with a VIN of 6R07C129054. VIN decoding sites have shown this to be a hardtop, 2-door coupe with a 289 and a 2-bbl carburetor. This vehicle now has a 289 with a 4-bbl carburetor and it also has a full-length console, dual exhaust and fog lamps. I checked the diameter of the front anti-sway bar on a micrometer and it reads .701 inches. I know the VIN indicates it was manufactured in San Jose CA and that it likely came off the assembly line as a standard coupe with a 289/2-bbl and single exhaust. I’m wondering, however, if this particular vehicle could have been special ordered, sometime in 1965/66, to be produced as a GT or is it more likely the original 2-door hardtop has been converted to a GT-look in some “backyard garage”? Thanks for whatever you can offer.

  2. I have a 66 coupe that has a 289 2 barrel 3spd manuel it there some way tell if it had a vinyl top originally it has very little rust except for the top of the car. Didn’t know if the id code should indicate it or not. I want it to be put back orignail. I’m not fond of vinyl tops but if that’s the way it come that’s what I want back on it. I have been told that it was kinda rare to be silver frost and not be a gt. Just wanted to ask to get a little more info.

  3. I have a mustang trying to figure out what I got. Vin.# 6t071260912 . Other # are D36 7E9 65ax 26 can some one please let me know what the numbers are.thank you Dudley.

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